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Karnataka - Obtain Caste Certificate

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In order to support the claim to avail the benefits of reservation in various courses and jobs, applicants must furnish Caste Certificates issued by the competent authority. In Karnataka, the Tahsildar, a Taluk level functionary, is authorized to issue Caste Certificates.


Person who requires caste certificate can apply.

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Please provide instructions on obtaining the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.


Applicants need to submit an application furnishing the details of their caste, income and other relevant information to the Taluk office, in whose jurisdiction the candidate usually resides. The application submitted by the candidate would be scrutinized by the caseworker in the Taluk office and would then be forwarded to the concerned revenue official (Village Accountant in case of villages and Revenue Inspector in case of urban areas). The revenue official verifies the details of the application by visiting the candidate’s place and submits a report with a recommendation. The Tahsildar verifies the report and either approves or disapproves the recommendation. Based on the Tahsildar’s orders the certificate/endorsement is issued to the applicant.

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Required Documents

  • Parents’ Caste Certificate issued by the prescribed Authority.
  • Copy of State School Leaving Certificate (SSLC).
  • Ration card.


The citizen will be charged Rs15 for the application transaction


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use

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Processing Time

The process likely to take around 10 days.

Office Locations & Contacts

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  • Concerned Authority

The Village Accountant/Revenue Inspector, as the case may be, the Tahsildar and the Caseworker at the Taluk office.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate

These Certificates are generally required for getting benefits of various Government Schemes and Reservation in Government Services/Institutes etc.

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